The cleanest biorefinery in the world
Clean, unpolluted nature and prosperous environment are among our core values. The Kemijärvi biorefinery is designed and built using the latest, most environmentally friendly processes and solutions. We strive to build the cleanest biorefinery in the world that serves as an example of how nurturing the environment and clean nature and profitable business can go hand in hand.
High value-added bioproducts
We make full use of wood. Our main products are high-quality, long-fibre pulp, which is obtained especially from the forests of the north, and dissolving pulp. We also produce micro crystal cellulose (MCC) and sugars. These are raw material to new materials that, among other things, replace plastics made from fossil fuels and cotton that consumes water resources.
Energy in the circular economy
Biorefinery produces more electricity and heat than what it needs. We sell extra energy to our partners.
Flexible production meets demand
Kemijärvi biorefinery produces 700,000 tonnes of biomaterials and biochemicals each year. The production process is flexible and enables adjustments to meet customer needs and market demand.
Innovative specialty products
The biorefinery produces high-quality pulp and innovative specialty products. We develop in cooperation with our partners new bioproducts and production processes to bring high quality and high value-added bioproducts to the market. Many of them contribute to the transition to the fossil free economy.
Long-fibre market pulp
Long-fibre pulp of high quality is produced especially from northern pine. It is ideal to the packaging cartons that withstand use and transportation. Thanks to their lightness, they save on logistics costs. The carton made of northern pine is ecological, as it lasts up to six recycling times.
Used, in particular, in textiles and fabrics. Pulp based fabrics provide a sustainable alternative to cotton that consumes vast amounts of water and land. Dissolving pulp based fabrics and materials are ecological alternatives to a variety of fossil fuel based artificial fibers and their derivatives.
Micro Crystal Cell, MCC
MCC is digestible pulp that enhances absorption of medicine and nutrients and is anti-bacterial. The Aalto university developed high volume production process that lowers production costs feasible for use in feeds.
C5 and C6 sugars
These sugars are important side products that are processed further to produce biodegradable alternatives to plastics and transportation fuels based on fossil raw materials.
Tall oil and turpentine
The further north the pine is taken, the more tall oil is obtained from it.
The biorefinery produces more than one TWh of clean, renewable electricity half of which is sold to the market. In addition, the biorefinery produces excessive heat and gas that are utilized in the Patokangas industrial eco park.